Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term
Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T35) (Trainees in Health
program provides funds to research institutions to make awards
to individuals in health professional schools for research
opportunities that would not be available through their regular
course of study. Awards are made to training institutions
by national competition. Trainees are selected by the grantee
institution and must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals,
or legal permanent residents of the U.S.
Trainees should have successfully completed
at least one semester at an accredited school of medicine, optometry,
osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, or public
health before entering the program. The award can be used to support individuals who already have an M.S. or Ph.D. and have been accepted to health professional schools. The award cannot be used
to support courses that are required for the M.D., D.O., D.D.S.,
D.V.M., or similar professional degrees. Research elective credit
may be granted for students who complete a short-term research
training experience supported by the T35. The decision to award
elective credit will be at the discretion of the NHLBI and must
be consistent with the policies of the NHLBI. Any additional
costs associated with the decision to allow research elective
credit may not be charged to the T35. Students in a combined
M.D./Ph.D. program and those already studying
in formal programs leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. are ineligible. In schools of
pharmacy, only candidates for the doctor of pharmacy degree
Applications for NRSA Institutional Grants
requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any given year
must receive prior approval from the NHLBI before submitting
an application. Applicants for the T35 program should review
the procedures for requesting approval in the NHLBI
T32 Supplemental Guidelines (Section III. Application Procedures,
NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) Web Links:
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs
under the category Request
for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements with
the application receipt date.
NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) Program Description
Who is eligible? U.S. health professional institutions.
Institutions will select eligible trainees for award.
The opportunities? Short-term research training for
students in health professional schools
Duration of support? Summer or off-quarters during
the academic year - 2 to 3 months
Where? At U.S. institutions receiving the award
Applications due? January 25
NHLBI will only accept applications in scientific areas
relevant to the
NHLBI mission. For areas of specific interest, please
see the NHLBI
Institutions may request support for at least 4 but not
more than 32 students per budget period to pursue research
training for 2-3 months on a full-time basis.
NHLBI supports short-term research training for students in health professional schools. Predoctoral students and postdoctoral individuals who are students in medical schools may be supported under the T35.
Current T32 Program Directors who submit T35 applications should indicate how the proposed T35 activities differ from the activities supported by their T32 award.
Allowable Costs: This T35 award provides a stipend, funds towards tuition and fees, and an Institutional Allowance which can be used to help defray fellowship expenses such as health insurance, research supplies, equipment, books, and travel to scientific meetings. See NOT-OD-11-067 for details.
How to apply: Applications submitted in response to
this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance
must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov
using the SF 424 Research and Related (R&R) forms and
the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.
Page Limitations: All page limitations described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and the Table Of Page Limits must be followed.
Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if
you have questions about this award:
Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., RD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936
Phone: (301) 435-0382
FAX: (301) 480-1864
Revised: June 2011